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Workshop on Public Organizations

The workshop brings together leading scholars and young researchers interested in public organizations, that is, organizations involved in the production and delivery of public services.

The definition of public organizations cuts across the traditional public versus private sector division, as it recognizes that, increasingly, a variety of organizations in the private sector (non-profits, NGOs, social enterprises, charities etc.) are involved in delivering public services, either alone or in collaboration with governments.

Areas of interest include but are not restricted research on:

•    The motivation of workers and managers of public organizations
•    Management and organizational practices in the delivery of public services
•    The funding of public organizations through philanthropy and other means
•    The role of partnerships between the government and public organizations
•    The scope for regulation

The program will consist of about 12 presentations that encompass both theoretical contributions as well as empirical research using laboratory experiments and field data.

The workshop is organized with the Vienna Center for Experimental Economics (VCEE) and the University of Southampton.

Confirmed participants include Michelle Belot (Edinburgh), Robert Dur (Erasmus), Rema Hanna (Harvard), Clare Leaver (Oxford), Philip Keefer (World Bank), Michael Sanders (Behavioural Insights Team), Patrick Warren (Clemson).

The Organizers

Mirco Tonin, Jean-Robert Tyran, and Michael Vlassopoulos


Vienna Center for Experimental Economics
Department of Economics
Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1
1090 Vienna

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